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NHL Preview: Boston Bruins (45-8-5) at Edmonton Oilers (32-20-8)

BOSTON BRUINS NOTES:

TONIGHT’S GAME

  • The Bruins visit the Oilers tonight in the 1st of 2 games between these teams this season and the Bruins’ lone visit to Rogers Place.
  • They are 45-8-5 overall this season and they are 21-6-2 on the road … The Bruins are 20-2-2 vs Western Conference opponents.
  • The Bruins open tonight their 9th of 14 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 6-0-2 in the 1st game of those sets and are 6-2-0 in the 2nd games so far.
  • The Bruins play game 3 of a 4-game road trip tonight in Edmonton (2-0-0), concluding in Calgary on 2/28 … They will then return to Boston for a 4-game home stand, hosting Buffalo on 3/2, NY Rangers on 3/4, Edmonton on 3/9 and Detroit on 3/11.

RECENT GAMES:

  • The Bruins have won their last 6 games with a 3-2/OT win in Dallas on 2/14, 5-0 win in Nashville on 2/16, 6-2 win vs. NY Islanders on 2/18, 3-1 victory vs Ottawa on 2/20, 6-5 win in Seattle on 2/23 and 3-1 win in Vancouver on 2/25 … They are 8-3-1 in their last 12 games and they are 18-3-1 in their last 22 contests.
  • They have won their last 5 road games and are 14-2-2 in their last 18 road games, including a 9-0-1 road point streak from 12/11-1/24.
  • The Bruins are 5-2-0 in their last 7 home games … That followed a 22-game home unbeaten at 19-0-3 and a 14-game home win streak, the longest from the start of a season in league history and longest point streak from a season’s start in Boston annals … It was also their fourth longest home point streak overall in team history.
  • Boston 3 vs Ottawa 1 … Jake DeBrusk scored the game’s 1st goal, David Pastrnak scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season, and Charlie McAvoy had all 3A … Linus Ullmark had consecutive wins in goal … SOG: Bos 32, Ott 31 … PP: 0/4 … PK: 0/3
  • Boston 6 at Seattle 5 … The Bruins had two-point games from David Krejci, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron (1-1=2 totals each), Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy (2A each) …Brandon Carlo and Jake Debrusk scored each in the last 16:19 of the 3rd period for the win … Jeremy Swayman tied a season-high of 41 shots against in the win … SOG: Bos 33, Sea 41 … PP: 0/1 … PK: 1/4
  • Boston 3 at Vancouver 1 … The Bruins got single goals from Hampus Lindholm (PP), Brad Marchand (GW) and Linus Ullmark (EN) with the 1st goal by a Boston goaltender in team history … Ullmark also recorded his 1st 30-win season … SOG: Bos 35, Van 27 … PP: 1/3 … PK: 0/3

INJURIES (Total man-games lost in 2022-23: 77)

  • None

BOSTON vs EDMONTON, LIFETIME SERIES

  • The Bruins and Oilers are meeting for the 82nd time in their histories with the Bruins having a 49-22-6-4 record and 290-234 scoring advantage in those games.
  • The Bruins have a 22-12-3-3 record in Edmonton with a 129-128 scoring edge in those 40 games.

FUN FACTS

  • The Bruins currently have 24 players on their roster (1 on IR) … 11 were drafted by the team, 6 were acquired in trade and 7 were signed as free agents.
  • The Bruins play 16 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 6-1-1 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 14 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 6-0-2 in the 1st game of those sets and are 6-2-0 in the 2nd games so far.
  • The Bruins are playing game 9 of their 10-game February schedule today (3 hm/7 rd, 7-1-0) … They will play 15 in March (9 hm/6 rd) and 7 in April (3 hm/4 rd) … They went 8-1-0 in October, 11- 2-0 in November, 9-1-4 in December and 10-3-1 in January.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Feb. 23: Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway acquired from Washington for Craig Smith, 2023 first round draft pick, 2025 second round draft pick and 2024 third round draft pick.
Feb. 23: Rights to Andrei Svetlakov acquired from Minnesota for 2023 fifth round draft pick.
Feb. 25: Vinni Lettieri placed on waivers.
Feb. 25: Shane Bowers acquired from Colorado for Keith Kinkaid and assigned to Providence/AHL.

EDMONTON OILERS NOTES:

ALL-TIME RECORDS vs. BOSTON GP RECORD HOME (40) AWAY (41) GF GA
OILERS ALL-TIME vs. BOSTON 81 26-45-6-4 15-19-3-3 11-26-3-1 234 290
OILERS vs. BOSTON – 2022-23 0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 0

QUICK FACTS
Monday’s game will mark Edmonton’s first of two games against the Bruins this season and the lone game in Edmonton. These teams will face each other again on March 9th in Boston.

The last time these teams met was on December 9th in Edmonton, with the Bruins winning 3-2.

Evander Kane leads the team with 16 career points against the Bruins and Cody Ceci has played a team leading 34 games against Boston.

GOALS BY PERIOD
The Oilers rank 1st in the NHL in goals for in the second period with 93.

They also rank tied for tied for 5th in the league in third period goals with 74.

LAST 10 GAMES vs. BOSTON
Record: 6-3-1
GF: 33 GA: 27
2021-22 12/9/21 @ EDM 3-2 L
2021-22 11/11/21 @ BOS 5-3 W
2019-20 2/19/20 @ EDM 2-1 L (OT)
2019-20 1/4/20 @ BOS 4-1 W
2018-19 10/18/18 @ EDM 3-2 W (OT)
2018-19 10/11/18 @ BOS 1-4 L
2017-18 2/20/18 @ EDM 2-3 L
2017-18 11/26/17 @ BOS 4-2 W
2016-17 3/16/17 @ EDM 7-4 W
2016-17 1/5/17 @ BOS 4-3 W

OILERS LEADERS vs. BOSTON
NHL CAREER
Games: Ceci (34)
Goals: Kane (13)
Assists: McDavid (12)
Points: Kane (16)
Penalty minutes: Kane (83)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Feb. 12 F Devin Shore placed on waivers
Feb. 13 F Devin Shore cleared waivers and assigned to Bakersfield
Feb. 14 F Devin Shore recalled from Bakersfield
Feb. 17 F Kailer Yamamoto activated from LTIR
F Dylan Holloway and D Vincent Desharnais loaned to Bakersfield
Feb. 18 F Devin Shore recalled from Bakersfield
Feb. 21 D Vincent Desharnais recalled from Bakersfield

OILERS IN FEBRUARY
Overall – 509 GP, 226-224-29-30 – 511 PTS
2022-23 – 10 GP, 4-2-4 – 12 PTS
2021-22 –12 GP, 7-5-0 – 14 PTS

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